“Your path is following you.”

As I teach on how to write a personal mission statement and produce stellar professional documents (resume / cover letter), I find that so many students worry about finding that perfect career path. They can’t articulate their passion. They just don’t know.

So I remembered this post from 2012:

In an advice column from E. Jean, a reader asks her, “How can I find my passion?”

E. Jean responds, “Here’s the way: Run down as many paths–straight, winding, high, wide, narrow–as you can. Get going, my girl! Run! Fly! Try them all! Take them all! One day, you’ll look down and see that your path is following you.”

“Here’s the way: Run down as many paths–straight, winding, high, wide, narrow–as you can. Get going, my girl! Run! Fly! Try them all! Take them all! One day, you’ll look down and see that your path is following you.”

E. Jean

I’m reminded of that simple truth in scripture in Isaiah that promises this: “Whether you turn to the left or the right, you’ll find a voice behind you saying, ‘this is the way; walk in it’.” There’s something so true about the voice behind us, the path that follows us–whispering the way and reminding us what we’re made for.

There’s also the great advice to get going: Run! Fly! Try! 

No matter what I do, God leaves those little breadcrumbs that always lead home.

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